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Top 6 Batman KickAss Facts [You Probably Don’t Know]

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6. BATMAN IN REAL LIFE

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(Image: Laurentiu Garofeanu/Barcroft)
(Image: Laurentiu Garofeanu/Barcroft)

According to the calculations of comic historian Thaddeus Howez, it would cost $682 million to become a real-life Batman. Wayne Manor, it’s grounds, and the Batcave alone would eat up a $600 million chunk of that budget. The fire-resistant, bulletproof suit would cost approximately $1 million and the Batmobile $18 million. Batman Superfan Chris Weir spent two years and over $120,000 constructing a real-life Batcave in the basement of his Delaware home. The underground lair included a secret door, a home theater, and a display of Batman collectables.

5. BIZZARE BAT-GADGETS

Fact about Batman's Belt
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Batman is known for his sophisticated collection of high-tech gadgets and gizmos. Among the most well known is the Batarang, his iconic throwing weapon. However, some of his bat-gadgets are slightly more bizarre. During an attack that saw the dark knight trapped deep underwater… He utilized handy propellers attached to his boots, which helped him speed through the water to safety. His arsenal also includes finger tasers, Bat ice skates, shark spray, and even ‘Bat female villain repellent’. Isn’t a KickAss Batman Fact?

4. THE EVOLUTION OF BATMAN

Batman's Evolution Collage
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Since his creation in May 1939 Caped Crusader has changed significantly. Batman originally had wings, which artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger decided against when they realized these would hinder him when fighting or climbing. Early designs of his costume also saw him wearing a red suit and having bright blond hair. Nowadays, the character is known for never killing, or even using guns. But in early incarnations of Batman, however, had no such moral code. He often threw villains off rooftops to their deaths or killed henchmen with machine guns.

3. THE DARK KNIGHT IN DAYTIME

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2012 film The Dark Knight Rises features Batman in daylight for the first time in Batman movie franchise. Ever since Batman’s first appearance on the big screen, filmmakers have been careful to only show the masked character at night time, in keeping with his nocturnal animal alter-ego. Even the Comics rarely showed the Caped Crusader in the sunlight, describing him as a ‘figure of the dark’. This is because Batman requires darkness for strength and camouflage. Therefore the fact that he leaves the safety of the night time to fight Bane highlights the severity of the danger that the villain posed to Gotham.

2. RIDICULOUS BATMAN VILLAINS

Batman Villain Fact
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Over the years, Batman has come up against a great variety of villains. Famous foes including Scarecrow, the Riddler, Two-Face, Joker and Bane. But the Caped Crusader also fought some rather peculiar villains, such as Humpty Dumpty… A bald, obese character framed for talking people apart and trying to put them back together again. Similarly bizarre is Crazy Quilt, the flamboyantly-dressed bad guy who commits colour-themed crimes, such as painting the places he plans to rob with bright colours. Other unusual adversaries include Man-Bat, Killer Moth and the ever terrifying Kite-Man.

1. BATMAN AND ROBIN ACCUSED OF BEING GAY COUPLE

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In 1954 psychologist Dr. Fredric Wertham realised a book entitled ‘Seduction of the Innocent’… Which condemned comic books for having a negative influence on their readers. He claimed that comics’ depictions of violence, sex, and crime were encouraging juvenile delinquency. Wertham accused Batman and Robin of being a gag couple, due to their close alliance. He highlighted one edition of the comic, which showed the pair sharing a bed, sparking homophobic outcry from members of the public. The psychologist said that such portrayals had harmful implementations, as they were setting ‘improper’ examples for impressionable children.

So there was the list, Top Batman KickAss Facts. Thanks for reading.

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